It's something about Monday. I mean on Monday, I hit the ground running working out. Not literally running, but you get the deal. But today was a bit different.
Although my work day went by really fast, I was not feeling the whole come in from work and workout thing. I mean, not at all. However, I know I needed to do something because Saturday I had a craving for mozzarella sticks and let's just say that craving was more than satisfied. I don't know what possessed me to go get the sticks, but I needed them in my life. And then I thought, I'm going to pay for this later. Later was today.
Due to the fact I really didn't feel like working out, I set a goal - 500 calories. I figured that would be a breeze. Why 500? Well, honestly, I felt like 200 was setting myself short. I had kept up with what I had ate today with the help of LoseIt (@LoseIt) and even though I had already stayed under my calories for the day, I wanted to work out because I wanted to burn off some of what I had eaten today. I really don't like those days my log has me in the red, so that was also extra motivation. It wasn't going to be in the red today, but I remember those days when it is in the red (i.e. Saturday). It's not a good feeling.
Well, I worked out with my goal in mind. By the end of my workout, I had burned 700 calories. Yep, I bragged a little bit. I even posted it on Instagram. Since it was on Instagram, it's also on Twitter and Tumblr. Was I bragging? Nah. I like to think of it as me reminding myself I can do it, even when I don't feel like it. Then, if someone is having that type of day and sees my post, maybe I can motivate them too.
Nothing fancy - just a goal. I made it. That's a real solution - step by step.